A joint cleaning-up effort between the St John Rescue Corps and Clean Malta – Cleansing and Maintenance Division, as well as a number of dedicated volunteers including environmentalist Cami Appelgren, resulted in 800kg of waste being removed from a Natura 2000 area below the cliffs of Irdum id-Delli in Majjistral Nature and History Park.
According to a post on the Majjistral Park Facebook page, “This beautiful natural landscape was used as an illegal dumping ground for years – someone would drive in and dump it off the side of the cliff which made it incredibly difficult to clean up due to access issues. Luckily a number of people came to the rescue and we worked as a team to clear this area once and for all! We are sure that nature is also breathing a sigh of relief!”
Together (in very challenging weather) they managed to remove approximately 800kg of waste which included:
- TV monitors
- Electric wires
- CDs & DVDs
- Baby car seats & pushchairs
- Tyres & pushchair wheels
- Remote controls
- Air conditioners
- Toy bikes & cars
- Soft toys
- Rusted metal
When visiting the park, please report anyone you see carrying out illegal dumping to the Environmental Protection Unit (EPU) by calling 119 and let the Majjistral Park staff know by sending them a message via their Facebook page.
Photos: Gilbert Vancell Nature Photography, Andrew Hanna and Clean Malta / Facebook